Melanoma in Hispanic and black Americans.

  title={Melanoma in Hispanic and black Americans.},
  author={Panta Rouhani and Shasa Hu and Robert Scott Kirsner},
  journal={Cancer control : journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center},
  volume={15 3},
BACKGROUND Although age-adjusted incidence rates (per 100,000) for melanoma are lower among Hispanics and blacks (4.5 and 1.0, respectively) compared with white non-Hispanics (21.6), melanomas among minority populations in the United States are more likely to metastasize and have poorer outcomes. METHODS A review of the literature was conducted on melanomas affecting Hispanic and black Americans. RESULTS Because of the low index of suspicion in both the medical community and these ethnic… CONTINUE READING